Beautiful weather expected for Opening Day. In fact the weather is going to be so brilliant that no matter what the weather actually is, it is going to be beautiful, brilliant, fantastic and generally wonderful. This is a fact. And I am willing to stand by this forecast no matter what. So here are the plans we have made.
Thanks to a lot of hands helping out at the work party last Saturday (65 in total) we got a lot of the boathouse put back into order. Starting tomorrow we will be launching, with the help of the contractor's crane, R19s, Sonars, and Launches. The focus on Saturday will Mercuries in the slip - as many as possible. That will give us all of next week to rig, tune, and tweak. We invite everyone to take next Friday off from work, come lend a hand in the morning and go for a sail in the afternoon. I have to confess that I am so excited to get the 2011 sailing season off and running and do it on April 1. A part of me really thought that we might not be able to sail until mid April. So a big hats off to the management team at the DCR and the crew at CRC Contractors for pushing this project all the way through. Remember what this winter was like? The workers who built this dock never took a break even when the wind, snow, and cold seemed unbearably harsh.
Now onto a more worrying subject.. There are not many who sail at CBI who do not recognize the ebullient southern voice of Jim Johnson. I don't know if I've ever met a more enthusiastic sailor in my life. One thing I've learned at CBI over many years is how easily enthusiasm in our adult members turns into a certain childishness. I am of course completely immune to this. Jim on the other hand, is another story. While purportedly visiting the boathouse to renew his membership for 2011, Jim was found to be preparing to rig a Mercury and go sailing. Photos attached.
Upon interrogation Jim explained "there is a pretty good wind today." Well, yes Jim there sure is but that doesn't make what you were doing right....does it? .....mmmmmm........... there sure is a nice wind.......mmmmmmmm...... gotta go....